Rheumatology

Get the facts about Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that infects approximately 300,000 Americans each year. It's transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected black-legged tick. If not treated, infection from Lyme disease can affect the joints, nervous system and heart. Check out these other must-know facts about the disease: 1. Lyme disease is most common in warm weather. That's when ticks are most active. If you're bitten by a tick infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, you can get sick. 2. L...

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3/27/2018 2:05:00 PM Comments(0)

What is a bone density test?

Osteoporosis—a disease of dangerously fragile bones—can sneak up on you. That's because it doesn't cause any symptoms. People usually don't know they have it until a bone breaks unexpectedly, often from a minor fall. The disease reduces bone mineral density, increasing the risk of fractures and breaks, particularly in post-menopausal women. In fact, half of all women and one in five men older than 65 will break a bone due to this degenerative condition. Watson Clinic is pleased to of...

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3/27/2018 1:53:00 PM Comments(0)